16 June: UKRAINET #Stand With Ukraine Webinar Series “International Science Landscape, First Orientation & Useful Tips, #1: Finland & Sweden”, in Ukrainian

The Ukrainian Academic International Network (UKRAINET), in cooperation with the #Science for Ukraine launches this series of short informational webinars (ca 1 h each), in Ukrainian, aimed at displaced Ukrainian researchers, who now found themselves in different countries all over the world.

Although there are numerous support programs offered by international and national research funding agencies as well as individual universities, foundations, research institutes, etc. it could be quite daunting for an outsider to figure out how each country’s science and higher education system “ticks”. Following the online seminar For Ukraine: The German Science System – Overview and First Orientation, organised by the jobsite academics in cooperation with the German Scholars Organization on 18 May 2022 (presentation and recording), to which the UKRAINET has contributed, we would now like to go further and offer insights into science systems of other countries. Our speakers are researchers of Ukrainian origin who have established successful research careers outside of Ukraine and could provide their first-hand insights on academic systems and research culture in different countries.

#1: Finland & Sweden

  • Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
  • Time: 3-4 pm (CEST)/ 4-5 pm (Kyiv)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Anton Kuzyk, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland

Anton Kuzyk was born in Lviv. He graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2003 and obtained his MSc in Applied Physics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2005. He gained his PhD in Physics from the same university in 2009 and carried out his postdoctoral research at the Helsinki University of Technology, TU Munich, Aalto University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. In 2016 he returned to Aalto University as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020, where he also directs the Master’s program in Life Science Technologies. Anton has recently been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project on “Electrically driven DNA- origami-based machines”.

Taras Kucherenko was born in Ukraine. He received his BSc in Applied Mathematics and Cryptology from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU KPI) in 2014. Taras won a DAAD scholarship for his Master studies at the RWTH Aachen University, where he received his MSc in Simulation Sciences in 2016. He then moved to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), where he gained his PhD degree in Computer Sciences (Machine Learning for Animation and Human-Agent Interaction) in 2021. After a four-month Machine Learning internship at Microsoft Taras joined Electronic Arts (EA) in February 2022 as a research engineer. In 2019 Taras initiated the LinkedIn group “Ukrainian researchers in Nordic countries”, which brings together over 40 members.

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